One child victim among some 1,400 covered in a report into sexual exploitation in Rotherham has said the officials who failed to act are as guilty as the perpetrators.
Using the assumed name Emma Jackson, she told BBC Radio 5 Live that she had been abused from the age of 13.
People have been sexually abused and sexually assaulted in the worst way possible.
They've had their dignity taken away from them, their self-respect, everything in life worth living for. These aren't adults, these aren't children.
And these professionals have sat behind their desks, took their wages, known this is happening, and done nothing about it. To me that makes them as bad as the perpetrators.
Children as young as 11 were raped by large groups of men, a new inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has found.
A report into 16 years of child sexual abuse in Rotherham has concluded that the true scale of exploitation in the town will never be known.